Kyla Guru

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education

Kyla Guru is 17 years old, a junior at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL, by day and a security supergirl by night. The summer before her freshman year of high school, Guru discovered her unique passion for cybersecurity, fascinated by the task of protecting technologies of our future. With this discovery, she also learned that 90 percent of cyberattacks on national infrastructure were due to human error. Combatting this vulnerability, Guru founded Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity, a national organization that now sustains 20+ national partnerships with school districts, corporations including Facebook and IBM, and educational platforms like Discovery Education, all in efforts to increase awareness, literacy, and fluency in privacy and cybersecurity.